Oceans and Rivers

World Bank launches global coalition for marine protection

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Jonathan Watts
The Global Partnership for Oceans is a political boost for the world’s over-fish
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Global Partnership for Oceans, comprising governments, NGOs, scientists and businesses, is a boost for overfished, polluted and warming oceans

A new partnership to raise $1.5bn (£633m) for the world's oceans, double marine protected areas and rebuild fish stocks was launched on Friday by the World Bank. ... Read more about World Bank launches global coalition for marine protection

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The link between water and energy in San Diego

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This map shows how water gets to San Diego from various sources near San Diego, and how electricity is involved in that process. Around the map via a chart, text, and graphs there is an explanation in more detail how water gets to San Diego, and how electricity and water are related through comparing information such as usage and conservation.

US River Basins

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Earth System Research Laboratory at NOAA

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US River Basins

River forecasts, weather information, climatologies and related information are available from these forecasts centers. ... Read more about US River Basins

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The 'other' Arctic sea ice melt

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Reports focus on the possibility a record minimum for Arctic sea ice in September, but a major loss during the early summer months is climatologically more important ... Read more about The 'other' Arctic sea ice melt

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Small fish said vital to seas; lower catches urged

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OSLO, July 21 (Reuters) - Small fish play a big role in the oceans and catches should be cut sharply to safeguard marine food chains from plankton to blue whales, an international team of experts said on Thursday.

Rising human exploitation of little fish -- including anchovy, sardine, herring, mackerel and capelin -- had had far less attention in marine research compared to big commercial species such as cod, tuna, swordfish or salmon, they said. ... Read more about Small fish said vital to seas; lower catches urged

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Maria Damanaki unveils EU fishing reforms

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Fiona Harvey
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European fisheries chief hopes phasing out 'discarding' and agreeing plans with member states will preserve Europe's fish stocks

The biggest shake-up of European fisheries regulation in four decades was unveiled on Wednesday in Brussels, intended to preserve dwindling fish stocks.

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Maria Damanaki unveils EU fishing reforms

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Fiona Harvey
Maria Damanaki unveils EU fishing reforms
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European fisheries chief hopes phasing out 'discarding' and agreeing plans with member states will preserve Europe's fish stocks ... Read more about Maria Damanaki unveils EU fishing reforms

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Scripps Study Finds Plastic in Nine Percent of 'Garbage Patch' Fishes

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